The local and regional South Sudanese community filled St. John's Lutheran Church in Austin, Minnesota, on Jan. 3, 2015, for the Rev. Simon Dup's funeral.

The local and regional South Sudanese community fill St. John's Lutheran Church in Austin, Minnesota, on Jan. 3, 2015, for the Rev. Simon Dup's funeral.

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Friends and family have a candlelight prayer vigil on April 18, 2013, for homicide victim Angelica Olivarez in front of her house on North Bond Street in Saginaw, Michigan.

Friends and family have a candlelight prayer vigil April 18, 2013, for homicide victim Angelica Olivarez in front of her house on North Bond Street in Saginaw, Michigan. Olivarez was found dead in her home April 15, 2013.

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Ten-year-old Jessica Schwerin gives her dog Bonzai a goodbye hug while waiting for a limo to arrive and take her to C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan, for a kidney transplant operation on Jan. 10, 2013.

Ten-year-old Jessica Schwerin gives her dog Bonzai a goodbye hug while waiting for a limo to arrive and take her to C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan, for a kidney transplant operation Jan. 10, 2013.

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Saginaw County Medical Examiner Kanu Virani demonstrates how someone's neck could be compressed to the point of strangulation on Saginaw County Prosecutor Michael D. Thomas during Kenneth Bluew's murder trial on Oct. 10, 2012

Saginaw County Medical Examiner Kanu Virani demonstrates how Jennifer Webb was strangled on Saginaw County Prosecutor Michael D. Thomas during Kenneth Bluew's murder trial Oct. 10, 2012, in Saginaw, Michigan.

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Grand Meadow/LeRoy-Ostrander/Kingsland/Southland's Wyatt Richardson wrestles Lance Benick of Totino-Grace at 195 pounds on Feb. 28, 2015, during the Class AA semifinals.

Grand Meadow/LeRoy-Ostrander/Kingsland/Southland's Wyatt Richardson wrestles Lance Benick of Totino-Grace at 195 pounds on Feb. 28, 2015, during the Class AA semifinals. Richardson lost the match to Benick at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, during the state wrestling tournament.

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Saginaw's Terry Trafford, left, and London's Matt Rupert fight during a Game 4 playoff matchup March 28, 2013, at Dow Event Center in Saginaw, Michigan. London won 6-2, finishing Saginaw's season.
Saginaw's Terry Trafford, left, and London's Matt Rupert fight during a Game 4 playoff matchup March 28, 2013, at Dow Event Center in Saginaw, Michigan. London won 6-2, finishing Saginaw's season.
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Hillary Clinton speaks Aug. 14, 2015, during the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding fundraiser at the Surf Ballroom and Museum in Clear Lake, Iowa.

Hillary Clinton speaks Aug. 14, 2015, during the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding fundraiser at the Surf Ballroom and Museum in Clear Lake, Iowa. Clinton is running for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination for the second time.

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Dr. Adenuga Atewologun, originally from Nigeria, is the president of the Riverland Community College campuses based in Albert Lea, Austin and Owatonna, Minnesota.
Dr. Adenuga Atewologun, originally from Nigeria, is the president of the Riverland Community College campuses based in Albert Lea, Austin and Owatonna, Minnesota.
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Anita Dittman stands in the living room of her Ham Lake, Minnesota, home on April 23, 2015. Dittman was born in 1927 in Breslau, Germany, to a Jewish mother and an Aryan father.

Anita Dittman stands in the living room of her Ham Lake, Minnesota, home on April 23, 2015. Dittman was born in 1927 in Breslau, Germany, to a Jewish mother and an Aryan father. She was 5 years old when Adolf Hitler came into power, and was 16 when she was sent to her first concentration camp.

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Dabang Gach, pictured with his son Keat Ruot, 5, fled South Sudan when he was 15 due to the civil war. He, along with many others, traveled on foot to a refugee camp in Ethiopia.

Dabang Gach, pictured with his son, Keat Ruot, fled South Sudan when he was 15 due to civil war. Gach said it’s important to him that his children know their history and know what their parents experienced to give them a life in the U.S.

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Pal Deng is a South Sudanese refugee who came to the U.S. in 1999. He was imprisoned twice while trying to flee from both Sudan and Ethiopia, and eventually had to be smuggled into Kenya on his way to freedom.
Pal Deng is a South Sudanese refugee who came to the U.S. in 1999. He was imprisoned twice while trying to flee from both Sudan and Ethiopia, and eventually had to be smuggled into Kenya on his way to freedom.
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Police and fire first responders investigate remnants of a pickup truck that rolled over after it ran a stop sign and collided with a Ford Escape at the East Coggins and Mackinaw intersection on Aug. 17, 2012.

Police and fire first responders investigate remnants of a pickup truck that rolled over after it ran a stop sign and collided with an SUV at the East Coggins and Mackinaw intersection on Aug. 17, 2012, in Fraser Township, Michigan, resulting in the death of both drivers.

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Marked evidence covers a sidewalk at the scene of a shooting on Aug. 29, 2012, in the 1400 block of Dillon Street in Saginaw, Michigan. The shooting resulted in the death of a 19-year-old man.

Marked evidence covers a sidewalk at the scene of a shooting Aug. 29, 2012, in the 1400 block of Dillon Street in Saginaw, Michigan. The shooting resulted in the death of a 19-year-old man.

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Members of local veterans organizations stand outside Freeborn County Courthouse during a Veterans Day program on Nov. 11, 2014, in Albert Lea, Minnesota.

Members of local veterans organizations stand outside Freeborn County Courthouse during a Veterans Day program Nov. 11, 2014, in Albert Lea, Minnesota.

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Handley School first-grader Jalen Hayes, 7, runs to the back of the line during the after-school youth running program Kids Run the Nation that the school is currently piloting.

Jalen Hayes plays during after-school youth running program Kids Run the Nation that the Handley School in Saginaw, Michigan, is piloting.

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Six-year-old Marley Rickley crosses the finish line with the rest of Team Marley at her side during the 27th annual Cleveland Triathlon Aug. 4, 2013.

Marley Rickley crosses the finish line with the rest of Team Marley at her side during the 27th annual Cleveland Triathlon Aug. 4, 2013. Rickley has cerebral palsy, and United Cerebral Palsy has been a sponsor of the Cleveland triathlon for the past six years.

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Albert Lea's Garrett Aldrich celebrates winning the Class AA state wrestling title for the second year in a row after beating Waconia's Tyler Wagener on Feb. 28, 2015, at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Albert Lea's Garrett Aldrich celebrates winning the Class AA state wrestling title for the second year in a row after beating Waconia's Tyler Wagener on Feb. 28, 2015, at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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NRHEG’s Carlie Wagner attempts a basket during the Class AA state final on March 22, 2014, at Williams Arena in Minneapolis. NRHEG defeated Kenyon-Wanamingo 71-61 to win the state title for the second consecutive year.

NRHEG’s Carlie Wagner attempts a basket during the Class AA state final on March 22, 2014, at Williams Arena in Minneapolis. NRHEG defeated Kenyon-Wanamingo 71-61 to win the state title for the second consecutive year.

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Preparations are currently underway at the Haunted Temple in Bay City, Michigan, where about 150 Bay County-area high school students are helping to put together each of the rooms.

Preparations are underway at The Haunted Temple in Bay City, Michigan, where about 150 Bay County-area high school students are helping to put together each of the rooms they will perform in when the temple opens for Halloween.

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An offender rests his hands on the door to a cell inside of Minnesota Correctional Facility-Stillwater on May 2, 2014, during a tour of the facility in Bayport, Minnesota.

An offender rests his hands on the door to a cell inside of Minnesota Correctional Facility-Stillwater during a tour of the facility in Bayport, Minnesota, May 2, 2014. About 280 offenders are housed in the cell hall pictured, and the prison itself houses over 1,600 offenders. 

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Wish lanterns are released during a candlelight vigil in memory of homicide victim Don'dre Martin on May 8, 2013, near the intersection of 10th Street and Cherry Street in Saginaw, Michigan.

Wish lanterns are released during a candlelight vigil in memory of homicide victim Don'dre Martin May 8, 2013, near the intersection of 10th and Cherry streets in Saginaw, Michigan. Martin was the victim of a shooting near the same intersection April 30, 2013.

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A member of the High Flying Pages acrobatic act launches herself off of a swing and into the air during a performance Aug. 7, 2015, at the Freeborn County Fair in Albert Lea, Minnesota.

A member of the High Flying Pages acrobatic act launches herself off of a swing and into the air during a performance Aug. 7, 2015, at the Freeborn County Fair in Albert Lea, Minnesota.

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